Baek Seok-hyun, who is almost unknown, played 27 holes on the second day of the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour SK Telecom Open (total prize money of 1.3 billion won), reducing 8 strokes to rise to the lead by 3 strokes.
On the 19th, Seok-hyun Baek played a total of 27 holes, including 18 holes in the second round and the remainder of the first round, at the East-West Course (par 71, 7326 yards) of the Pinx Golf Club in Seogwipo, Jeju-do, and recorded an interim total of 12 under par, 130 strokes.
Baek Seok-hyun, who had 4 birdies in the 9-hole game the previous day, added 5 birdies in the remaining games that day, finishing with 9 under par 62 strokes. As soon as the second round started, he made 4 birdies again, but finished the game with the only bogey on the last 18th hole.
Baek Seok-hyun, 33 years old, studied in Thailand during middle school and made his professional debut in Thailand. Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19) in 2020, he has been active on the KPGA Korean Tour since 2021, but his presence was weak as he ranked 60th in the prize money rankings last year. Instead, he weighed 140 kg at one time, but later reduced it to 80 kg and became a hot topic.
Lee Tae-hoon (Canada), who started in 8th place, tied 5 birdies and 1 bogey with one eagle, and shot a 6 under par 65 to rise to 2nd place (9 under par). Lee Jae-kyung only reduced one stroke and went down one notch to third place (8 under par).
Choi Ho-seong of the ‘Fisherman Swing’ reduced 6 strokes and tied for 4th place (7 under par) with Park Gyeong-nam, Park Eun-shin, and Ham Ham-woo.
Choi Gyeong-ju, the 21st player in the tournament, scored a 1-under 70 in the 2nd round and tied for 30th place (1-under) with amateur Song Min-hyeok, achieving the feat of passing the cut for the 20th time. After the game, Choi Kyung-ju said in the media room, “I did my best in every hole, even though I couldn’t perfectly adapt to the time difference.”
Defending champion Bio Kim reduced two strokes to record a total of even par of 142, tying with Kim Min-hui for 38th place (even par). Of the 147 total participants, 111 finished the game, and 71 players with a 2-over par in 36 holes are expected to pass the cut. ‘Korea’s Koepka’ Seo Yo-seop, last year’s prize money king Kim Young-soo, and long hitter Jung Chan-min, who won the last Maekyung Open, did not pass the cut.메이저사이트
The SK Telecom Open is a major tournament on the Korean men’s golf tour that gives the winner a 4-year tour seed (2024-2027) and 1,200 Genesis points. J
JTBC Golf and JTBC Golf & Sports will broadcast the SK Telecom Open Moving Day live from 10:30 am on the 20th (Sat).